Non-Covid LD Hospital Continues To Function Normally: Dr Rizvi

 Dr Syeda Masooma Rizvi

OPD Providing Tele-consultation To Pregnant Women

SRINAGAR: Lal Did Hospital in uptown Srinagar continues to function normally even as the second wave of coronavirus has engulfed the valley.

Lal Ded is a non-covid Seven Hundred bed hospital which provides medical service to pregnant Ladies.

"We are receiving eighty to one hundred patients on a daily basis even during the prevailing pandemic,” said Gynecologist, Dr Syeda Masooma Rizvi.

She said that pregnant women shall adopt a proper strategy to keep themselves safe from infection. Even if a pregnant woman catches a virus, she needs not to fear, Dr Rizvi said, “Out of all the infected pregnant ladies, 80 percent of pregnant women were asymptomatic while 18 percent developed mild symptoms.”

She further added that only 2% pregnant ladies were severely affected after catching infection who needed hospitalisation for treatment.

Dr Rizvi emphasised on timely identification of infection for treatment and appealed expecting mothers not to hide infection because such behaviour would put lives of other people in danger.

“During pregnancy, Covid infected women shall isolate herself in both symptomatic or asymptomatic situations,” Dr Rizvi said. She advised their families to passionately help them during the difficult period at home.

Regarding medical examination and requirement of investigations during pregnancy, Dr Rizvi said that such women shall seek advice from doctors through Tele consultancy and informed that under e-Sanjeevni OPD, different Gynaecologists of Lal Ded Hospital are providing consultancy to expecting ladies from 10am to 4pm every day on telephone.

Regarding vaccination for pregnant ladies, she said that the Government of India has not given permission for such women till now. The recommendations are very strong for vaccination, once the Government gives formal permission, then they can go for it, she added.

She further requested that a healthy attendant should  accompany a patient to avoid crowding in hospitals and help in containment of virus.

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